POST MEDIEVAL COIN

Post medieval coin; Struck gold fanum from the Cochin area of the Dutch West coast of India. This is a very tiny, dished coin with abstract designs of circles, lines and dots on both sides. The coin was identified by Sam Moorhead (British Museum), who notes that coins of this type were struck by the Rajas of Cochin and the Zamorins of Kalicut in the period c1600-1800.Diameter 7.7mm, thickness 0.8m…